Tag Archives: GEDmatch

Trust — The DNA Geek

In the midst of political turmoil in the USA, two major changes took place in the world of genetic genealogy that may have escaped attention.  The first is that FamilyTreeDNA has a new owner.  The second is that the Terms … Continue reading

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DNA winds of change — The Legal Genealogist

Big changes in the wind at FTDNA, GEDmatch There have been two major developments in the DNA world this week — a change in ownership at Family Tree DNA and a change in direction at GEDmatch. And exactly what either … Continue reading

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Some of the Disadvantages of GEDmatch – August 16, 2020

In a social media group, I saw an admin post there were no cons to using GEDmatch. This admin has a know everything attitude. Contradict them in a group they admin or are a moderator, you get booted from the … Continue reading

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Genetic Affairs Instructions and Resources — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

I’ve created this summary article that includes links to the various step-by-step instructional articles I’ve published about Genetic Affairs, a wonderful DNA analysis tool. I’ll add more articles as they are published. Genetic Affairs is a third-party tool created by … Continue reading

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GEDmatch Is Back Up Now – July 25, 2020 DNA Saturdays

When I checked GEDmatch – https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php this afternoon, it was back up. Like several others who caution against using GEDmatch, I also caution against using GEDmatch. The latest security breach – GEDmatch Breach Update – July 20, 2020 doesn’t inspire much … Continue reading

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Ancestry security team confident Family Tree Maker vulnerability has not impacted Ancestry’s systems – July 22, 2020

While Ancestry security team may be confident, I am leery as too many security breaches this week with MyHeritage and GEDmatch don’t inspire a lot of confidence in security precautions in the genealogy world. I saw this article today on … Continue reading

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GEDmatch security breach — The Legal Genealogist

Without further comment… From the GEDmatch.com Facebook page: Text of the above image: “On the morning of July 19, GEDmatch experienced a security breach orchestrated through a sophisticated attack on one of our servers via an existing user account. We … Continue reading

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GEDmatch Breach Update – July 20, 2020

Updated July 21, 2020 – after I was home, I saw GEDmatch posted on Facebook that it was a security breach and I posted this tomorrow – GEDmatch security breach — The Legal Genealogist (citation included below). Cite/link to this … Continue reading

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LivingDNA Relative Update May 24, 2020

It’s been a long time coming, but LivingDNA has done a major update to relative matching. I had very few relatives listed on LivingDNA before today. I now have 662 matches (30/page), mostly in the U. S., but a few … Continue reading

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N.J. lawmaker wants to make DNA test results your personal property – WHYY PBS March 12, 2020

I noticed this on WHYY, a PBS channel – N.J. lawmaker wants to make DNA test results your personal property: By Joe Hernandez March 12, 2020 A proposal in New Jersey would make the results of a DNA test the … Continue reading

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